pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Definition of peppy

: full of pep

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peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
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Recent Examples on the Web Even the clown, a peppy Amy Gordon, playing a mouthy pigeon, couldn’t fly free of innuendo. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: The Big Apple Circus Still Delivers," 4 Nov. 2019 In the opening minutes of the eight-episode series, Miles wonders why his colleague at work is so peppy. Gary Levin, USA TODAY, "Paul Rudd on that Tom Brady 'Living With Yourself' cameo: 'He's the epitome of excellence'," 19 Oct. 2019 Many of these legends sing and dance their way through the peppy, 2-1/2-hour musical, thanks in no small part to 25 multi-talented students from the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘House of Dreams’ tells fascinating, if blazing-paced story," 8 Aug. 2019 Musically, Bernstein was nearly unerring, his use of a peppy jazz vocal trio as a mini-Greek chorus emphasizing the deeply American character of the piece. Howard Reich,, "Ravinia review: A buoyant revival of Bernstein’s ‘Trouble in Tahiti’," 23 Aug. 2019 The bottom line: HP’s Chromebook x2 raises the bar for the two-in-one category, combining effective design, peppy performance and a fine display at a killer price., "CNET: Best college laptops for 2019," 23 Aug. 2019 Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press Electric vehicles can offer a lot of pluses, from a peppy launch to zero tailpipe emissions. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan state parks could be opened for electric vehicle charging stations," 22 Mar. 2019 The peppy show about romance in a pajama factory was a hit and won the Tony Award as best musical. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Famed Broadway producer Hal Prince dead at 91," 31 July 2019 Two quickly strummed guitar chords rocked back and forth, as tight, peppy drums kept time. David Obuchowski, Longreads, "Searching for The Sundays," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of peppy

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peppy was in 1914

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24 Nov 2019

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“Peppy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of peppy

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned
: full of energy or enthusiasm
: able to move fast


pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Kids Definition of peppy

: full of brisk energy or liveliness

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